Category Archives: Press Release

RFE/RL Reports Threats Against Azerbaijan Journalists Ismayilova and Hasanov

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(WASHINGTON — April 26, 2013) Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reports persistent campaigns of intimidation against two of its Radio Azadliq journalists, Khadija Ismayilova and Yafez Hasanov, in retaliation for their reporting. The threats to these Azerbaijan Service reporters come days before a UN-mandated review of Azerbaijan’s human Read more »

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Alhurra and Radio Sawa Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the Iraqi Elections

Springfield, Va. — Alhurra-Iraq Television and Radio Sawa provided extensive coverage of the Iraqi provincial elections held on April 20th – the first elections since the American troop withdrawal. Alhurra-Iraq and Radio Sawa’s reporters blanketed the country to get reaction from voters throughout Iraq and Read more »

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Martí Radio, TV and Web Transmissions for Cuba Continue After Newsroom Fire

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Miami, FL, April 22, 2013 – U.S. government broadcasts to Cuba continued Monday after a trashcan fire forced the temporary evacuation of the headquarters of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting in Miami Sunday afternoon. The building housing Radio and Television Martí and the Martinoticias.com website, Read more »

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RFE/RL and VOA Experts Available to Discuss Chechnya

VOA Russian Service reporter Fatima Tlisova

Recent developments in the Boston Marathon bombing investigation indicate the two leading suspects are brothers who immigrated to the United States from the North Caucasus region of Russia. For insight into this unfolding story, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Voice of America offer interviews with Read more »

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Radio Free Asia Wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award

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Winning Entry Documents Story of Former Tycoon Targeted by Bo Xilai WASHINGTON – Radio Free Asia (RFA) today won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in the reporting category for hard news. The winning entry, “Billionaire Flees China’s Modern Day Red Terror,” submitted by RFA’s Read more »

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VOA Mobile Site Gets New Look, Features

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- Listening to your favorite VOA programs, reading headlines from around the world, or keeping up with science and technology, are now easier than ever on your smart phone with Voice of America’s new improved mobile site. “The site is now more organized and Read more »

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McCue, Ashe Named To Head RFE/RL’s Corporate Board

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WASHINGTON DC -  The Board of Directors of RFE/RL, Inc. has approved the appointment of Susan McCue to serve as the Chair of RFE/RL’s corporate board, effective April 10, 2013.  McCue succeeds Dennis Mulhaupt, who resigned from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) on April 9. Read more »

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Czech Embassy Hosts Media Panel For RFE/RL’s Vaclav Havel Fellows

Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows Tahmina Taghiyeva, Irina Gotisan and Seda Stepanyan, at a 9 April panel discussion at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC – The Embassy of the Czech Republic welcomed RFE/RL’s 2013 class of Vaclav Havel Journalism Fellows to discuss their work at an April 9 panel discussion “Media Freedom in the European Neighborhood.” After introductions by Petr Gandalovic, U.S. Ambassador of the Czech Republic, and Read more »

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BBG Highlights Strategic Interests in Transitioning Societies

April 11, 2013 meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors

Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors today discussed innovations across the agency in delivering independent news to transitioning societies, and the implications of the FY 2014 budget request for U.S. international media. Governors Michael Meehan and Victor Ashe focused at the start on the Read more »

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BBG Budget Request Reflects Strategic Priorities and Global Media Environment

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Washington, DC – The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) today released its FY 2014 budget request to help U.S. international media meet its strategic priorities in light of dynamic global media environments and current spending constraints. “Tight budgets require us to prioritize the use of Read more »

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